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Japanese Hostage’s Mother Pleads for Son's Life

The mother of one of the Japanese men being held hostage by Islamic State militants is urging the Japanese government to pay the jihadists ransom to spare her son's life. Junko Ishido, the mother of Kenji Goto, asked the government to pay the $200 million ransom before the IS militants deadline for payment expires Friday. "Time is running out.  Please, Japanese government, save my son's life," said Ishido. Islamic State militants released a video Tuesday...

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